Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Birds Are Showing Off

The Canadian Geese stopped me on the way to work as they moved their 3/4 grown goslings. Notice the color change and how much they look like the parents. The feathers are coming out and the faces are changing.
They have black feathers in the rear to look even more like the parents from behind.
A female Cardinal on the fence not the best lighting but the best I got..
A male cardinal in the yard.
Hello Mr. Crow.
A neat shot of a Red Winged Blackbird on a pine in the rain.
A Female Mallard Duck preening and a Sparrow looking on.
The Great Blue Heron was also preening, I saw him three times this week.
He was very active looking for food.
Back and forth he went on the alert.
He hears something for sure.
He almost went in for the kill but backed off. The fish must have been smarter this time.


Shionge said...

Oh closed to nature I love it, nice to just watch :D

Stacey Huston said...

Babies are growing fast.. and even the poor winged fishermen have a tough day once in a while.. I always get stuck here listening to the music.. had never heard some of these.. ~ thanks

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

You definitely have a great variety of birds here... I have just posted some birds as well today. Not as many as you have as I haven't been as lucky in seeing that many. Good job on the bird hunt... we really do need to nickname you the bird man, I think!
Mountain Retreat

Lawstude said...

This has gotta to be one of the loveliest set of bird pics i have seen so far. Nice work. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic shots ... loved seeing that one of geese crossing the road!

The Birdlady said...

Very nice post - I love the sparrow and the mallard shot best.

kjpweb said...

Nice ones! These geese are something else! Well done!
Cheers, Klaus

Sandpiper said...

Great pictures! I love the one of the birds crossing the road! Super pictures of the GB Heron, too. What a wonderful variety of birds.

willow said...

Aww. I love to see baby ducks and geese in a row with their watchful mothers.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I've never been able to catch a blue heron with my camera. They are very shy around here. Good job!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Boy those geese look so nice as to see geese at different ages of there life.All your photos are wonderful

Liquid said...

Beautiful! I just love bird fur when they are little!

Come see'll love my latest catch!


Have a good one!

me ann my camera said...

I love the wonderful parade of Canada Geese in the first picture!!

Ann at
nature tales and camera trails

Tipper said...

Great Pictures!

Willard said...

A lot of good wildlife or perhaps I should say birdlife. The photos of the geese are outstanding!

sandy said...

wonderful fisherman

Shark Girl said...

FG, where did you get the shots of the Heron and how did you get so close without it flying away?

I know you have a nice camera (if you're still using the one you blogged about) but I didn't think it would let you get such close up shots like you did without the birds flying away.